Oppo unveils the Oppo R5; The Thinnest Phone in the World

At Oppo’s event in Singapore, Oppo unveiled the Thinnest Phone in the world as of now, coming in at just 4.85mm. This was released along with the Oppo N3 with the Swirling Camera.

The frame of the phone is made of 3D-welded aluminum alloy. The frame has been hand-polished and measures just 4mm thick. The device weighs 155g. Oppo has created a special cooling element made from liquid-metal and phase-change materials to take heat away from the chipset.


The Oppo R5 has a 5.2″ AMOLED screen of 1080p resolution with a PPI of 423ppi. The R5 will launch with Android 4.4-based Color OS 2.0. This is Oppo’s First 64-bit smartphone. It’s powered by Snapdragon 615, Qualcomm’s mid-range octa-core chipset. The device has 2GB of RAM.


The back camera features the 13MP Sony IMX214 sensor and an f/2.0 aperture, while the front camera is a 5MP shooter. As you can see though, the back camera sticks out quite a bit. However. it can record 2160p video at 30 fps and 1080p at 60 fps, plus a 120 fps slow-motion mode.


Despite being so thin, the Oppo R5 packs a 2,000mAh Li-Polymer battery, which will be quick to top up thanks to the VOOC mini rapid charge tech support. Connectivity starts off at 2G GPRS and goes up to TDD/FDD LTE. There’s also Wi-Fi a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0.


There’s one thing missing is a 3.5mm audio jack. We suppose it’s because the R5 is so thin, but you either have to use the wireless O-Music accessory for streaming or a micro USB to audio jack adapter and one is included in the retail package as well.

The Oppo R5 will go on sale for $499 though we don’t have an exact launch date yet. Who’s Impressed by the Thinness of the device?